About EIPK

Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge (EIPK) is an interdisciplinary research network that fosters and coordinates research on public issues. It brings together scientists from the social sciences and the humanities and offers them a platform for exchange. EIPK was founded by Willem Schinkel, Bregje van Eekelen, Sjoerd van Tuinen and Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens. EIPK regularly organizes seminars, public events, and conferences.

 

EIPK has three main goals:

  • To stimulate and coordinate interdisciplinary investigations into the contemporary articulations of issues of public concern
  • To actively connect with various areas of the public, thereby furthering the production of public knowledge
  • To establish and maintain an interdisciplinary knowledge infrastructure within Erasmus University Rotterdam by crafting and strengthening connections within the university, and by attracting and facilitating both internationally renowned fellows and young talent

 

EIPK hosts the Erasmus University Research Excellence project ‘Depoliticization and the Public Interest’, which consists of several working groups that focus on specific public issues (see the home page for the current working groups). These working groups regularly convene in discussion meetings.